The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 27, 1998 · Page 2
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A2 WEDNESDAY. MAY 27, 1998 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 27 Wednesday i. -,• COFFEE: Job Club Coffee, Older Xlnsans Employment Program. Guest speaker Nelson Love, Keynotes editor, NCFH AAA. 9:30 a.m., Sirloin Stockade. 827-4857. ,• DANCE: Jolly Mixers Dance, music fry The Sundusters. 8-11 p.m., Holiday •Hall, 1125 W. South. No smoking or drink- 5ng. 827-7870. J ••• PROGRAM: Information on strokes, [presented by Donna Patry of American .Therapy Services. 11:15 a.m., Senior Cen!ter, 245 N. Ninth. 827-9818. » • ATWOOD: Legion State Comman- "tders Night at The Moving Vietnam Veter- Jans Wall. 7 p.m., Atwood High School foot<ball field. 626-3390. 28 Thursday , « DANCE: Out of School Dance for 'middle and high school students. 8:30••11:30 p.m., Ag Hall, Kenwood Park. $1. ^25-6224. f • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Downtown, Inc. Design Review Board. 4 p.m., 114-A S. Seventh. 825-0535. ;.-• PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Public Library Board. 4 p.m., Prescott Room, Sali- fcia Public Library, 301 W. Elm. 825-4624. t! ATWOOD: Festival patriotic music ishow featuring Brett Small at The Moving p/ietnam Veterans Wall. 7:30 p.m., Atwood {High School football field. 626-3390. T HEALTH BOARD Health department budget shows small funding raise Health board might consider charges for child immunizations By SHARON MONTAGUE The SaKna Journal Facing the possible loss of two grants and declining revenue from the federal government for home health care, members of the Salina-Saline County Board of Health Tuesday approved a 1999 budget of about 1 percent more than the 1998 budget. Board members also instructed the health department's staff to explore other sources of revenue, including the possibility of charging for immunizations. "We need to cover all the bases," said City Commissioner Don Health, a member of the health board. The health department is funded jointly by the city and the county, so its budget must be approved by both entities. The department also receives numerous grants and payments for some services. The $2.936 million budget approved Tuesday relies a city disbursement of $440,671 and coun- ty disbursement of $306,351 to fund the health department and the city-county animal shelter. The budget includes merit pay increases and 2 percent cost-of- living increases for health department and shelter employees, as well as $30,000 for upgrades to the department's telephone system. Paul Richardson, health department director, cautioned that the health department might lose two grants this fall — a $35,000, three-year grant from Salina Regional Health Foundation to pay a registered nurse for the Heartland Healthy Families program expires in November and a $45,752 grant from the Kansas attorney general expires at the end of September. And, Richardson said, because of the federal Balanced Budget Act, reimbursements for home health care have decreased. The 1999 budget shows $511,000 in income from Title XVIII federal funds, a decrease of $176,147 from 1997 but the same amount as projected for this year. The proposed 1999 budget includes both the health foundation grant and the grant from the attorney general's office as sources of revenue. If the grants aren't renewed, Richardson said, the health department could use fund reserves, expected to be between $650,000 and $675,000 at the end of this year, or ask the city and county for more money. Immunization charges Board members also discussed other possible sources of revenue, including charges for immunizations. Richardson said immunizations are provided to children at no charge, and adults are charged a nominal fee. Richardson said Saline is one of the few counties that doesn't charge for child immunizations. Board member Charlie Grimwood suggested that health department staff be directed to study all revenue sources and the effect those fees would have on services. Dr. William Null-, a Salina physician and member of the board, said he was opposed to charging for immunizations, fearing that if a fee were charged fewer children would be immunized. A report on possible revenue sources is to be prepared for the board's June meeting. T LEGISLATURE Legislators officially sign off By The Associated Press TOPEKA — Many of them had no important business that required them to be there Tuesday, but a majority of legislators showed up anyway for the Legislature's ceremonial adjournment. The House and Senate convened briefly for sine die. The phrase means "without (another) day" in Latin, and it marks the point at which each year's legislative session is finished for good. As ceremonies go, sine die sessions typically are not much. The chambers convene to hear mes- sages and perhaps consider a few congratulatory resolutions. The presiding officer then declares the year's work completed and bangs a gavel to adjourn. The House convened first, at 10:02 a.m., and remained in session for only five minutes. Senators began their session at 10:10 a.m. and met for about 15 minutes. "This is the best day we've had," Senate President Dick Bond, R- Overland Park, quipped to reporters after bringing down the gavel. In the House, 79 of 125 members attended the session. In the Senate, 26 of 40 were present. GRAND REOPENING Customer Appreciation Days? Drawing, May 29 Register for Bar-B-Q Grill & Lawnmower FREE Pens with Purchase Full Service At Self Service Prices! Sinclair THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING! s '« cll » r Corner of Crawford & Phillips Salina, KS Education V CHILD CARE •Conference to look at black students' needs j MANHATTAN — "Our Children, Our Responsibility, Our FuJture: Reforming Education for ^African-American Learners in ^Kansas" is the theme for the 13th •annual Kansas Alliance of Black School Educators State Confer- fence on June 5 and 6 at the Holi- Sday Inn-Holidome in Manhattan. f ' Two noted educational consul- {tants — Mary Montle Bacon, a uteacher, counselor, psychologist and administrator, and Jessie iMyles, an educational equity con- Jsultant for the Nebraska Depart- jment of Education — will be ^among the speakers. > The conference is designed to •promote the discussion of issues, {challenges and concerns facing JAfrican-American students. > ,' Other topics include school tgovernance; parental and commu- Inity involvement; federal, state £and local policies; and legislation. j : Registration for the conference ds $125. For information, call foeginland McGowan of the Flint SHills Alliance of Black School Ed- jucators at (785) 532-6497. 1 From Staff Reports Salina event importance By MARC SHEFORGEN The Salina Journal A demonstration affirming the importance of affordable, high- quality child care in Salina is planned from from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Kenwood Park. In its third year of formal existence, the nationally celebrated "Stand For Children Day '98" will be recognized in Salina for the first time. Local organizers of the event aim to raise awareness of the problems that child care is facing nationally and here at home. Leadell Ediger, executive director of the Kansas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, said that more economic emphasis needs to be placed on programs that care for children whose parents work outside the home. Ediger said that child-care professionals are not compensated justly for their roles as. substitute parents. "They're caring for a child at the most critical time of their brain development, and we're pay- to promote of child care ing them $12,000 a year," she said. "Does that seem equitable?" For those parents whose jobs do not pay well, paying for child care, which Ediger said can run from $4,000 to $10,000 a year for a child, can be quite a challenge. Elaine Edwards, director of Salina's Child Care Association, said Monday's event will offer music and movement activities for children and free orange drink provided by McDonald's. She said she did not expect the demonstration to force immediate change, but that if awareness of the problem increased, local and national improvements would be more likely. "It will be a slow process, but I think we are starting that process," Edwards said. BILLS the Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402,'by Salina Journal Inc. 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